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Disease and Profits: Plastic Use Expected to Rise in Medical Devices

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
Disease and Profits: Plastic Use Expected to Rise in Medical Devices

October 31 ~  As the baby boomer population increases in the U.S., expect the use of polypropylene plastic to grow for use in medical devices. That according to an obscure website called plastemart.com (here) says it “covers the entire spectrum of the plastics supply chain” from the raw material to manufacturers. The company is based
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Dr. Ostergard on Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By
Dr. Ostergard on Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh

Donald R. Ostergard, MD,  has had a long distinguished career in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. Retired from the field, earlier this year he published an article: Degradation, infection and heat effects on polypropylene mesh for pelvic implantation: what was known and when it was known  Share this:



We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.